BriarScratch, Sumner County TN’s First Brewery

logoThis weekend BriarScratch Brewing is having a launch event in historic downtown Gallatin, TN. It’s just a stones throw down the road from the brewery in Cottontown. BriarScratch is the first brewery to be licensed in Sumner County, let’s hope it’s the first of many. The brewery doesn’t have a taproom, so local bars and restaurants will be hosting the Tap the Town kickoff event.

brad2BriarScratch Brewing was founded by Brad Singleton, the CEO, Head Brewer and Night Janitor. Brad is an award-winning homebrewer who’s ready to share his beer with his community. We’ve tasted it, and you’ll like it. BriarScratch is located on the land where Brad was raised, and the mission is to produce high-quality beer in a rustic setting for the good people of Middle Tennessee. BriarScratch is starting out with a 2.5 barrel system, enough to produce 77 gallons of beer per batch, using pure spring water that is sourced on the property

BriarScratch will produce four year-round beers, including a rotating seasonal, with a goal of producing beers that appeal to a broad audience. The kickoff beers are:

  • Creekbank Blonde, an American Blonde Ale
  • Cottontown Brown, a Southern English style Brown Ale
  • Pop’s Hops #7, an experimental American West Coast Style India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Night Rambler, the Winter seasonal, a Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

tap takeoverHead up to Gallatin Saturday, Feb. 21 to join the Tap the Town festivities. Saturday, BriarScratch will launch pub-crawl style at five Gallatin establishments who’ve come on board to support the effort to quench thirsty Sumner County folks. The agenda for Saturday is:

  • 5:00 pm – The Grayfeather Grill – tickets required, limited to 100
  • 6:30 pm – Crescent City Po Boys – tickets required, limited capacity
  • 8:00 pm – Swaney Swift’s on the Square
  • 10:00 pm – Half Time Bar and Grill
  • 11:30 pm – Cowboys Way Dance Saloon

If you can’t make it to Gallatin this weekend, follow BriarScratch on Facebook to see where they’ll be pouring next. Look for their beer soon all over Sumner County.